It takes 21 days to start a new habit, so if you get started with these frugal habit today…you’ll be well on your way to living a frugal lifestyle by Thanksgiving!
1. Follow this mantra: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” This slogan is from The Great Depression, but its frugal wisdom is timeless.
2. Shop smarter. Always take the time to compare prices.
3. Stop making impulse purchases. Instant gratification is an expensive habit. Give yourself a mandatory one-day waiting period after you see something you want at the store. Chances are, the impulse will pass.
This is an excerpt of an article that I wrote for H&R Block. Wondering what the other 4 frugal habits are? Click here to read the full article.